Living My Best Life

Gosh.  I feel like God has worked things out to be the best it can be and I want to shout it to the world.  He has taken some hard life situations and turned them into good.  I truly believe … Continue reading

Homeschooling with Mental Illness

Coming into this homeschooling journey, I knew that my anxiety and/or depression would pop up.  That’s just reality for me.  I knew that once the honeymoon phase started wearing off, I would probably start having anxiety again.  That’s just my … Continue reading

Busy Weekend at Home

Since we were out of town last weekend, I was unable to do any food prep or cleaning.  I tend to feel behind when that happens, but we made it work. This weekend was spent being pretty busy (in a … Continue reading

Two Week Meal Plan, March 8th through March 21st

I’m super excited.  I got a new cookbook (for $4 from ThriftBooks) that I am in love with.  My goal right now is to focus on more nutritious foods and less processed stuff.  I have a bad habit of eating … Continue reading

Living My Dream

In January I did a workshop where we determined our vision, and I had a really hard time seeing it.  I didn’t know how to verbalize my dreams because I just didn’t think it was an option so I kind … Continue reading

Wild + Free

I’m finding that my philosophy of homeschooling is changing, and I’m super excited about it. I still love most of the curriculum that I am using, but I’m learning to implement it differently and to add in really important things … Continue reading

Honeymoon Phase of Homeschooling

I know how this works.  I’ve been here a few times.  I know that the beginning of homeschooling is amazing and every day is new and lovely.  I know that the kids obey well and do their chores and don’t … Continue reading

Contentment through Weakness

I made a decision yesterday and it came with a slew of thoughts, discouragement, encouragement, prayer, contentment, and peace. Making the decision to sub came with a lot of hesitancy.  I thought of subbing to be up at the school … Continue reading

Balancing All the Things

If I’ve learned anything from Balance 365 that has changed my life, it’s that life is ever changing, and flexibility is key.  A phrase that we say a lot in the group is #allorsomething (instead of all-or-nothing).  It’s better to … Continue reading

Grace and Self Care… Figuring Out Balance (Always)

So… I’ve been processing and thinking through things.  I have been loving giving myself grace.  Through that, I have actually been sleeping better at night (well, also essential oils and melatonin make a huge difference), and I have been sleeping … Continue reading